Women Legislators of the Maryland General Assembly, Inc.

President's Message

Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines

It is indeed an honor to serve as the President of such an esteemed group of women. I hope that you are as excited as I am as we focus on moving women and families forward.

Our Caucus, founded in 1972, was the first formal women’s caucus in the nation. Over the years we have championed legislative proposals to improve health care, economic policies, combat domestic violence, prevent and treat drug abuse and strengthen family law.

We have a long history of encouraging the interchange of ideas with leaders in the field of education, members of the judiciary, gubernatorial appointees, and agency heads. A respected advocacy force, the Women’s Caucus meets with the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House to promote legislative initiatives and budget priorities.

Much remains to be done to ensure full equity for women in Maryland and the Caucus is committed to build upon the hard work of generations of women legislators, their allies and supporters.

We encourage you to participate with us in the legislative process by contacting the General Assembly's web site or by calling 410-841-5400. The Executive Director, Marsha Wise, is available to furnish information regarding our agenda and policy positions. You may reach her at 410-841-3013 or 301-858-3013.


Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines
President – Maryland’s Women’s Caucus